Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fan Fest Review

This week I will give a recap of what my dad and I did at the Fan Fest and a short summary of the Awards Banquet.

The Awards Banquet (Friday at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth):

Friday night, we went to the annual Winter Awards Banquet. This was the 1st year that it’s been at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth. They had autograph sessions beforehand with Scott Feldman, Justin Smoak, Michael Young, Craig Gentry, Elvis Andrus, and Martin Perez. It wasn’t the same as in past years, as all the players were at a head table next to the podium, so they weren’t sitting at the tables with us and we weren’t allowed to talk to them. And the food was nowhere near as good as the food at Eddie Dean’s Ranch, where the event was held the last few years. I ended up eating dinner after I got home. I’m glad we went, though. Before the ceremony, I got to give Eric Nadel his Broadcaster of the Year trophy. I sat with my dad, my granddad, and Eleanor Czajka.

Fan Fest (Saturday):

9:00 AM:

My dad and I got to Fan Fest at about 9:20 and there was still a line of hundreds of people wrapping around the ballpark, even though it opened at 9:00. It was freezing, at about 25 degrees in the middle of the day. It took forever to get inside, as everyone had to sign some sheet of paper and get a wristband from one of only about five people before they could get in. We didn’t even need the wristband for anything, as no one ever asked to look it once we got inside. It took over 40 minutes to get inside.

10:00 AM:

We went straight up to the Newberg booth when we got there and I got autographs from Brandon Boggs and Kasey Kiker. They were both very nice. I got to talk to Jamey Newberg and Eleanor Czajka throughout the day while I was at the Newberg booth. At about 10:40, we went outside and waited in the Tanner Scheppers and Zach Phillips line, and I thought we would freeze to death, even though it was only twenty minutes.

11:00 AM

We went back to the Newberg table to get autographs from Tanner Scheppers and Zach Phillips. Like usual, the line-up at Jamey’s table was the best. It was my first time to meet Tanner so getting his autograph was a high priority for the day (he was one of three players appearing during the day that I needed). He was incredibly nice, and so was Zach.

After that, my dad and I went back out into the cold at 11:10 to wait for Justin Smoak and Ben Snyder tickets. This time my dad and I were smart, as we took 5-minute turns going into the heated store. I was happy to find the Louisville, West Virginia basketball game on TV, that Louisville would have won if not for a couple bad calls at the end of the game (Texas A&M made up for that loss Saturday night by beating Texas Tech 85-70).

12:00 PM

I got Ben Snyder’s and Justin Smoak’s autographs, and they were both very nice. I did not have Ben Snyder’s autograph, and so that left Rich Harden as the only player there I did not have. We then went into Rich Harden’s line at about 12:20 and waited in the cold. It didn’t help that they took us up ten minutes after he was supposed to start signing.

1:00 PM

I got Rich Harden’s autograph. He was very, very nice, and he seems like a really good guy. We then looked at the booths in the Diamond Club for a while, and I was disappointed that the Dibs table wasn’t there this year, because they always gave out free ice cream. The Rangers had a table where the players and personnel were making and giving out popcorn, the money benefiting Haiti. I got popcorn from Tommy Hunter, Chuck Morgan, and Tom Grieve. I got to talk with each of them for a few minutes and they were all very nice as always.

2:00 PM

I talked to Mike Ogulnick for a little bit as he walked by, and then went to get autographs from Max Ramirez and Eric Hurley at the Newberg table, and saw Jamey and Eleanor one last time. We then went to the Jon Daniels Q&A session early so we could see the Baseball Comedy Improv that Brad the photographer (really nice guy), and few of his friends put on every year. They did a great job and were very funny as always.

Jon Daniels did a Q&A for about 30 minutes, facilitated by Tom Grieve. During the Q&A, I got to ask Jon one question: What move made by another team this offseason has really impressed you? Jon said that the Mariners’ Cliff Lee move really impressed him, as unfortunate as it is that they made that move.

Here are some of the other comments that Jon made when answering questions:
· Without a doubt this is the best he’s felt about the pitching staff going into spring training. They wanted to have a 7 or 8 man starting staff going into camp and he feels they have that.
· Neftali Feliz will come into the spring on a starter’s schedule. Around March 15th, they’ll make a call with him and other folks (like CJ Wilson) as to whether they’ll be in the rotation or bullpen. Feliz did a great job in the bullpen but they owe it to him and themselves to see if he can develop into a starter, whether it’s this year or in a future year.
· Ideally we won’t see Martin Perez in the major leagues this year. He’s only 19 and they want to put him in positions where he’s most likely to succeed.
· When asked which team he thinks will be toughest to play against in the West this year, he said that both Seattle and Oakland have made some good moves, but you have to say the Angels until somebody knocks them off.
· Guillermo Moscoso will get stretched out this spring but won’t throw a ton of innings because he’s been pitching winter ball and they don’t want to overdo it.
· When asked whether the ballpark’s reputation for not being very pitcher friendly is a big factor in signing free agents, he said it probably comes most into play on one-year deals where the pitcher wants his stats to look as good as possible before going back on the market in eight months. He did point out that in all his years being involved in negotiations, there’s only one pitcher who’s actually mentioned it as a factor in negotiations, although he admitted that other pitchers may have been thinking about it. He finds it encouraging that Rich Harden, a player in that exact situation, chose to sign with the Rangers this year.
· Even though David Murphy may be the fourth outfielder on the depth chart, he thinks he’ll get plenty of at-bats.

Jon gave really good answers as always, and I would like to thank him for always being so open during those sessions.

We left after the Q&A session, at about 3:15. We had a great time as always, even with it being so cold. I would like to thank everybody in the Rangers organization who did such a great job putting on the Fan Fest again this year.

Come back next week for a summary of the second Newberg bound edition release party.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rangers vs. Angels Comparison

The polling for the Texas Rangers Trades Broadcaster of the Year finished. Eric Nadel won with 43% of the vote, with Tom Grieve coming in second with 26%, and Josh Lewin in third with 23%.

This week I will compare the Rangers roster, position-by-position, with the Angels roster, and say who has the edge on the other team.

Starting Pitcher #1: Rich Harden, TEX <--- Jered Weaver, LAA
Rich is very injury-prone, but if he can stay healthy, which I’m hoping he will, he is an ace. Jered had a 16-8 record and a 3.75 ERA last year. But since 2005, Rich has had an ERA over 3.00 in only two years, consistently having an ERA in the 2.00’s, which is amazing. I’ll take Rich Harden out of those two.

Starting Pitcher #2: Scott Feldman, TEX <--- Ervin Santana, LAA
This one is obvious. Feldman was 17-8 with a 4.08 ERA last year, and he got those 17 wins without even starting the first month of the season, while Ervin Santana was 8-8 with a 5.03 ERA, which is horrible for a number two starter. I think the Angels rotation is going to be why they finish the season in third place in the AL West.

Starting Pitcher #3: Colby Lewis, TEX <--- Joe Saunders, LAA
I cannot find Colby Lewis’ 2009 Japanese stats, but in 2008, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Colby went 15-8 with a 2.68 ERA in 178 innings pitched. Joe Saunders really struggled last year after a great year in 2008 (17-7, 3.41), as he went 16-7, but with a 4.60 ERA, which is much higher than he wanted. Colby dominated in Japan, and apparently got some new pitches, and with the Rangers seemingly so high on him, I went with Colby.

Starting Pitcher #4: Brandon McCarthy, TEX ---> Scott Kazmir, LAA
Scott Kazmir really struggled in Tampa Bay last year, with a 4.89 ERA, and just a 10-9 record, but after being traded to the Angels, he was dominant, with a 1.73 ERA, and, even though he only pitched 36.1 innings with the Angels, it is still very good. Brandon did better last year than in past years, with a 7-4 record and a 4.62 ERA, but I’d still much rather have Kazmir than McCarthy.

Starting Pitcher #5: Derek Holland, TEX <--- Matt Palmer, LAA
Even though Palmer’s stats were much better last year, I think Holland will have a much better year than Palmer this year. Holland showed his potential last year, but also struggled, as he went 8-13 with a 6.12 ERA, while Palmer went 11-2 with a 3.92 ERA. Even though the stats don’t back it up, I think Holland will have the better year.

Catcher: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, TEX ---> Mike Napoli, LAA
Even if you take away Salty’s injury-proneness, Napoli still has the edge, as Mike had a .272 average with 20 home runs and 56 RBI’s last year, while Salty hit just .233 with 9 home runs and 34 RBI’s. So Napoli hits for a better average, has more power, and doesn’t get injured so much, definitely giving him the edge.

First Base: Chris Davis, TEX ---> Kendry Morales, LAA
Even though I think that Chris will have an incredible year this year, based on last year’s stats, Kendry Morales probably will, too. Kendry hit .306 with 34 home runs and 108 RBI’s, while Chris Davis hit just .238 with 21 home runs and 59 RBI’s, although after being called back up, he did much better and really improved.

Second Base: Ian Kinsler, TEX <--- Howie Kendrick, LAA
Although Ian hit just .253 last year, compared to Kendrick’s .291, Ian still hit 31 home runs and had 86 RBI’s, while Kendrick just had 10 home runs and 61 RBI’s. I also expect Kinsler’s batting average to rebound this year, and go back up to his normal range.

Third Base: Michael Young, TEX <--- Brandon Wood, LAA
Michael is a perennial all-star and deserves to be. Last year he hit .322 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI’s. If it weren’t for a hamstring injury late in the season, he would have had 200 hits for the sixth time in his career. Brandon Wood had just 41 at-bats this year, and hit .195 in those minimal at-bats.

Shortstops: Elvis Andrus, TEX <--- Erick Aybar, LAA
Although Erick Aybar hit .312 compared to Andrus’ .267, and their power numbers are about the same, you can’t underestimate the importance of Elvis’ defense, which helps the pitchers out so much, and is why he’s better than Erick Aybar.

Left Field: Josh Hamilton, TEX ---> Juan Rivera, LAA
I would not be surprised at all if Josh had a great year and Juan had a terrible year, but after last year there’s no question that you have to go with Rivera. Juan hit .287 with 25 home runs and 88 RBI’s, and Josh hit .268 with 10 home runs and 54 RBI’s.

Center Field: Julio Borbon, TEX ---> Torii Hunter, LAA
I think that Borbon has a great chance to be better than Torii Hunter next year, but last year Hunter hit .299 with 22 home runs and 90 RBI’s, and it’s hard to go with a guy that had just 157 at-bats next year when he’s facing Torii Hunter.

Right Field: Nelson Cruz, TEX <--- Bobby Abreu, LAA
Bobby had a .293 AVG with 15 home runs and 103 RBI’s last year, which are great stats, but he is also old and getting older, while Nelson Cruz is still getting better. Last year Nelson hit .260, but also hit 33 home runs and had 76 RBI’s in 101 fewer at-bats than Abreu.

Designated Hitter: Vladimir Guerrero, TEX <--- Hideki Matsui, LAA
These are two old players, but last year they played very differently. Vlad hit .295, while Matsui hit .274, but Matsui hit 28 home runs and 90 RBI’s, while Vlad hit 15 home runs and 50 RBI’s. But Vlad is going from a pitcher’s ballpark to a hitter’s ballpark and Matsui is going from a hitter’s ballpark to a pitcher’s ballpark, and that’s why I took Vlad.

Team: Texas <--- Los Angeles
Texas has the better rotation (4 to 1), and the better offense (5 to 4), in my opinion, not to mention the better defense. That combination is a good sign that the Rangers are better than the Angels.

Come back next week for a comparison of the Rangers roster to the Mariners roster.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

#1-5 All-Time Rangers List

Please vote for the Broadcaster of the Year Award this week. I only got 15 votes last week, so please vote to make the award meaningful.

Mark McGwire came out this week and admitted his use of steroids. But he’s crazy if he really thinks that he still would have hit the same number of home runs without steroids. I’ve got three reasons:
1) He said that he used it to stay healthy, and that’s all. Well, even if it didn’t help him hit home runs, which it did, he still used it to keep off the DL. And, last time I checked, if you’re on the DL, you can’t hit home runs, unless the rules have changed since he retired.
2) Steroids do help you hit home runs, just look at his stats in the ‘90s. That’s all the proof you need.
3) If they really didn’t help him hit home runs, then why did he call to apologize to the Maris family? If it didn’t help him, then there would be no reason for him to have to apologize to them.

Another note, the Rangers signed Colby Lewis. I don’t think he will make the majors, but I guess there’s no loss in the situation.

This week I will conclude my Top 50 All-Time Rangers List, with numbers 1-5.

5. Nolan Ryan: Rangers Hall of Fame, MLB Hall of Fame, 51 W, 939 K, 3.43 ERA, .567 W%, All-Star (‘89), K-Leader (‘89, ‘90)
Nolan Ryan is a baseball Hall of Famer, as well as a Ranger Hall of Famer. He had 51 wins as a Ranger, along with a 3.43 ERA and 939 strikeouts. He broke the 3000 strikeout mark as a Ranger, broke the 300 win mark as a Ranger, threw two no-hitters with the Rangers, and was an All-Star in 1989, as well as the strikeout leader in 1989 and 1990, all as a Ranger. He is one of only two Rangers with their numbers retired, and the only Rangers player to get his number retired in franchise history (at least for now, until Pudge retires). He definitely deserves to be in the top five all-time Rangers, and he is the only pitcher to crack the top 5.

4. Michael Young: 5 straight 200-hit seasons (‘03-‘07), 1662 H (3rd), 720 RBI, 137 HR, 1351 G, 5501 AB, .302 AVG, 819 R, 311 2B, 2470 TB, 43 3B (2nd), All-Star MVP (‘06), Gold Glove (‘08), All-Star (‘04-‘09), Batting Title (‘05)

Michael, by the end of his Rangers career, will probably be number one, but as of now, his stats just don’t quite match up with Raffy (steroids), Juan (steroids), or Pudge. But Michael is all the way up to number four. He had five straight 200-hit seasons from 2003-2007, and would have had 200 hits last year if he hadn’t gotten injured. He is third all-time on the Rangers All-Time hit list, and will almost surely be first on that list after the 2010 season, unless he gets injured early, as he needs just 85 hits be pass Pudge for first. He has 137 home runs and 720 RBI’s in his 5501 at-bats as a Ranger in 1351 games. He has a .302 career batting average, and is second all-time for the Rangers in triples with 43. He was the All-Star MVP in 2006, and has been in the All-Star game in each of the past six years. He won a Gold Glove in 2008, and won the American League batting title in 2005. He is just incredible, and hopefully, he will be a lifetime Ranger.

3. Rafael Palmeiro: 5830 AB, .290 AVG, 321 HR, 1039 RBI, 1,573 G (most all-time Rangers), 958 runs (most), 805 BB (most), .519 SLG (3rd, min. 3000 plate appearances), 1692 H (2nd), .378 OBP (3rd, min. 3000 PA), 321 2B (2nd), 3026 TB (2nd), Silver Slugger (‘99), Gold Glove (‘99), All-Star (‘91, ‘99), 200 Hits (‘91), Hit Leader (‘90)
As I said last week with A-ROD, this list does not take steroids into account. Raffy is third on the All-Time Rangers List, in my opinion. He is second in franchise history in hits with 1,692, is third in both slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He had a .290 batting average along with 321 home runs and 1039 RBI’s as a Ranger, and hit his 500th home run as a Ranger. He has the most runs all-time as a Ranger, as well as the most walks. He was a Silver Slugger in 1999, as well as a Gold Glove in that same year. He was an All-Star in 1991 and 1999, had 200 hits in 1991, and was the American League hit leader in 1990. Despite disappearing from the face of the planet after lying about taking steroids, he still made an appearance on this list.

2. Juan Gonzalez: 5435 AB, .293 AVG, 372 HR, 1,180 RBI, 878 R (2nd), .565 SLG% (highest (min. 3000 plate appearances)), 1595 H (4th), 320 2B (3rd), 3073 TB (most), MVP (‘96, ‘98), Silver Slugger (‘92, ‘93, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98), All-Star (‘93, ‘98), HR King (‘92, ‘93), RBI Leader (‘98)
Juan was the MVP in 1996 and 1998 as a Ranger, was a Silver Slugger in 1992, ’93, ’96, ’97, and ’98, as well as an All-Star in 1993 and ’98, the Home Run King in ’92 and ’93 and the RBI Leader in ’98. He also set the record for the biggest head in franchise history in 1999 when he decided not to be in the All-Star game because he wasn’t starting in the game. He does have the 4th most hits in Rangers history with 1595 and had a .293 average with the Rangers, along with 372 home runs, 1180 RBI’s, and the highest slugging percentage in team history.

1. Ivan Rodriguez: 5754 AB, .305 AVG, 217 HR, 842 RBI, 1,747 career Rangers hits (Ranger record), 866 R (3rd), .489 SLG, 352 2B (most), 2806 TB (3rd), 28 3B (3rd), MVP (‘99), Silver Slugger (‘94-‘99), Gold Glove (‘92-‘01), All-Star (‘92-‘01)
Pudge, in my opinion, is the best Ranger of All Time. He has a .305 Rangers career batting average, the most hits in franchise history, the most doubles in Rangers history, along with 217 home runs, 842 home runs and 866 runs. He was the American League MVP in 1999, a Silver Slugger in 1994 through 1999, a Gold Glove winner from ’92-’01, tying Johnny Bench for the most consecutive Gold Gloves won at the catcher position, and if you tie Johnny Bench at anything, you’re doing pretty good. He was also an All-Star from ’92-’01. He is so deserving of this spot, and should make it into the MLB Hall of Fame as a Ranger soon.

Come back next week for a comparison of the Rangers’ roster to the Angels.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

#6-10 Rangers All-Time List

This week I am beginning voting for the third annual Texas Rangers Trades Broadcaster of the Year Award on the poll (on the left-hand sidebar). The winner will get an award, so please vote to make it more meaningful. Last year Eric Nadel won the award and in 2007 Victor Rojas won the award.

This week I will continue my Top 50 All-Time Rangers List, with numbers 6-10.

10. Fergie Jenkins: Hall of Fame, Rangers Hall of Fame, 90 CG (2nd), 93 W, 17 shut-outs (most), 1410.1 IP, 895 K, 3.56 ERA, .564 W%, 25-Game Winner (‘74), T-Win Leader

Fergie is a member of the Rangers Hall of Fame, and is only one of three people in the Hall of Fame who played significant time with the Rangers. He was tied for the MLB leader in wins in 1974 with 25 wins, and had 93 wins total in his Rangers career. He also had the most shut-outs in Rangers history, and the second most complete games. He had a 3.56 ERA and 895 strikeouts in 1410.1 innings pitched as a Ranger, and had a .564 winning percentage, too.

9. Ruben Sierra: 4580 AB, .279 AVG, 180 HR, 742 RBI, 3 100-RBI seasons with the Rangers, 1 200-hit season with Rangers (‘91), 2 .300 batting average seasons with Rangers, 325 consecutive games played, 90 SB, 645 R, 1281 H (5th), 44 3B (most), Silver Slugger (‘89), All-Star (‘89, ‘91, ‘92), RBI Leader (‘89)
Ruben, even though he played for the Yankees, is in the top ten all-time Rangers list, in my opinion. He only had a .279 average as a Ranger, but had three 100-RBI seasons, one 200-hit season, two .300-batting average seasons, and played in 325 consecutive games. He had 180 home runs and 742 RBI’s in his Rangers career and led the league in RBI’s in 1989. He was an All-Star in ’89, as well as in 1991 and 1992, and was a Silver Slugger in 1989, also. He was also my granddad’s favorite player when he played.

8. Alex Rodriguez: 482 consecutive games, MVP (‘03), best Rangers career slugging percentage, 156 HR, .305 AVG, 1863 AB, Hank Aaron Award (‘01-‘03), Silver Slugger (‘01-‘03), Gold Glove (‘02, ‘03), All-Star (‘01-‘03), 200 Hits (‘01), HR King (‘01-‘03), RBI Leader (‘02)
This list doesn’t take into account steroids (or saying you only took steroids as a Ranger and making the Rangers look bad), waste-of-money years where the Rangers paid a player’s salary after he left the team, or how nice the players are, because, if it did, he would be way down this list. But, as it is, he is number eight. He was the American League MVP in 2003, along with Silver Sluggers in ’01-03, Gold Gloves in ’02 and ’03, Hank Aaron Awards in ’01-03, All-Star in ’01-03, 200-hits in ’01, being the home run king in ’01-03, and being the RBI leader in ’02. That’s a lot of awards and is amazing for just a three year span with the Rangers. He had 156 home runs as a Ranger and hit .305 in his 1863 at-bats. That’s about as good as you can get in a three-year span in Major League Baseball.

7. Kenny Rogers: 528 G (most), 133 W (2nd), 1909 IP (2nd), 1201 K (3rd), .581 W% (2nd, min. 400 IP), Gold Glove (‘00, ‘02, ‘04, ‘05), All-Star (‘95, ‘04, ‘05),
Kenny pitched the most career games as a Ranger in Rangers history, and is also 2nd in wins, 2nd in innings pitched, 3rd in strikeouts and 2nd in win percentage. He also won Gold Gloves in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2005, and was an All-Star in 1995, 2004, and 2005. Hated by cameramen, he made it all the way up to #7 on my All-Time Rangers List.

6. Charlie Hough: Rangers Hall of Fame, 130 W (most wins in Rangers history (career)), 1452 K (most strikeouts in Rangers history), 344 G, 98 CG (most), 11 shut-outs (t-3rd), 2308 IP (most), 3.68 ERA, All-Star (‘86),
Charlie Hough is another member of the Rangers Hall of Fame, and deservingly so, as he has the most wins, strikeouts, complete games, and innings pitched ever as a Ranger. He also had a very good ERA at 3.68 career as a Ranger, and was tied for the third-most shut-outs ever, as well as pitching in 344 games, and making the 1986 All-Star Game.

Come back next week for #1-5 of my All-Time Rangers List.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

All-Time Rangers #11-15

I had a great Christmas over the break and hope you all did, too. We stayed in town and celebrated with my family. My sister, dad, and I went out to look at a lot of Christmas lights during the break, and I wish the Christmas season didn’t go by so quickly.

This week I will continue my Top 50 Rangers All-Time List, with numbers 11-15.

15. Mike Hargrove: .399 career Rangers OBP (best all-time Rangers, min. 3000 PA), .293 AVG, ROY (‘74), All-Star (‘75)
Mike has the highest on-base percentage all-time in Rangers history, along with a .293 batting average in his Rangers career. He is the only Rangers player ever to win the American League Rookie of the Year (even though Elvis should have won it this year), and Mike was an All-Star in 1975 with the Rangers. He also helped us out when he was the coach of the Mariners, as he was just 192-210 in his stint with the Mariners. He was not a big power hitter, as he had just 47 home runs and 295 RBI’s during his stint as a Ranger.

14. John Wetteland: Rangers Hall of Fame, 150 saves (most), All-Star (‘98, ‘99)
John has the most saves in Rangers history with 150 in just 4 seasons, an average of 37.5 saves per year, and was an All-Star in both 1998 and 1999. He was a Ranger for two of the three years the franchise has made the playoffs. He is a member of the Rangers Hall of Fame, and is just a great guy. He had an ERA of 2.95 in his Rangers career. In his four years as a Ranger he was ranked 4th, 2nd, 2nd, and 5th in that order in the American League in saves.

13. Rusty Greer: Rangers Hall of Fame, 3829 AB, .305 AVG, 119 HR, 614 RBI, 643 R, .387 OBP (2nd, min. 3000 PA)
Rusty Greer had 3,829 at-bats with a .305 average and .387 OBP (2nd in Rangers history) in those at-bats. He also had 119 home runs and 614 RBI’s, along with 643 runs in his career. He was a Ranger his whole career. But even though he hit well, his defense was the best part of his game, as he went hard after every ball, made many diving catches. He even ended up ending his career due to an injury sustained while making an incredible diving catch in a game that I was at. He was a fun to player to watch and played the game the right way.

12. Al Oliver: 163 games played in one season, .319 career Rangers batting average (highest all-time), 337 RBI, 49 HR, Silver Slugger (‘80, ‘81), All-Star (‘80, ‘81), 200 Hits (‘80),
Al Oliver has the highest career batting average as a Ranger in history at .319, along with All-Star appearances and Silver Slugger Awards in 1980 and 1981, and had 200 hits in 1980. He hit 49 home runs and had 337 RBI’s as a Ranger and once even played 163 games in a season during his four-year stint with the Rangers. His lowest batting average with the Rangers in a season was .309 and his highest in a season was .324.

11. Gaylord Perry: Hall of Famer, 55 CG (3rd), 12 shutouts (2nd), 575 K, 3.26 ERA (2nd, min. 400 IP),
Gaylord is an MLB Hall of Famer, one of only three Hall of Famers who spent a considerable amount of time with the Rangers. He had the 3rd most complete games in Rangers history with 55, the second most shut-outs with 12, and the 2nd lowest ERA with a minimum of 400 innings pitched with an ERA of 3.26, and he also has 575 strikeouts.

Come back next week for #6-10 on my All-Time Rangers List.